Dr. Ida Federica Pugliese


Dr. Ida Federica Pugliese has been appointed to a two-year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to work at NUI Galway with Prof. Daniel Carey (School of Humanities). Dr. Pugliese holds MA degrees from the University of Milan and Strathclyde, and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Transnational and Comparative History), and has taught history in Glasgow, Seville and Paris. She is also a violinist with a Diploma from the Academy of Music in Milan. She speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.


Dr. Pugliese starts her appointment in May 2013, working on a project to investigate the craving for information in the Enlightenment. She will study the use of questionnaires for knowledge acquisition in a transnational context, linking Scotland, France, Spain and America in the period. She will focus on major figures like Thomas Jefferson, William Robertson, Diderot and the Abbé Raynal. Her project contributes to the debate over whether an information age existed in the eighteenth century.

Book Chapters

“From antagonism to a common fate: Abbé Raynal and William Robertson”, in Cecil Courtney, Mark Darlow, Jenny Mander, (eds.), Raynal’s 'Histoire des deux Indes': Colonial Writing, Cultural Exchange and Social Networks in the Age of the Enlightenment, Edwin Mellen Press, (forthcoming)

"Correggendo l'immagine distorta della Spagna. Il caso di William Robertson versus la leyenda negra in History of America" in M. G. Profeti, (ed.), Giudizi e Pregiudizi. Percezione dell'altro e stereotipi tra Europa e Mediterraneo, vol. 1, (Firenze, Alinea: 2009), pp. 315-338.

Contact Details:

Ida Federica Pugliese

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road